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08 Oct 12
27 Jun 11
01 Apr 13
Played by: Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), The Funk Hunters, Spilt Milk, Lazy Kiss, Disco Doubles, Thomass Jackson
Review: Here we have some seriously badass electrofunk from Dutch duo Bumper, aka Geoffrey T and the legendary Mr Pauli. "Sexy Moves" is vocoder-driven 80s style electro-boogie that's had the sheen stripped off, leaving it raw and nasty (the way we like it!). "NY Nights" evokes vintage late nightclub action and features super-funky Prince-esque guitar licks. Remix-wise Neighbour delivers some killer arpeggiated electro-disco and Kreap speed things up for a funky house rework.
26 Sep 11
Played by: DJ Nova (Rodon Fm 95), Rotciv, Fort Knox Five, Golden Fleece, Neighbour, Cloned In Vatican!, Trotter, Superbreak, Hot Toddy, Tim Livingstone, Pat Lok (Homebreakin/On The Fruit), Cyclist, Doctormusic Project, Elly K, Tad Wily, La Royale, Linosaur, Gsd, Black Marlin
Review: The Homebreakin' label has always known where the party's at. While others choose to go deeper in search of nu-boogie perfection, Neighbour's imprint consistently delivers unashamedly fun music built on the twin influences of P-funk and original electrofunk. This EP from newcomer Cyclist features plenty of that tackle - most notably in the various solid disco-house and nu-disco remixes on offer, as well as original cuts "Pocket Money" and the sprightly "Bass Face" - but impresses most when its sidestepping convention. Lead track "Prime Cut" is a particular treat, fusing heavy synth-funk bottom end with the kind of delightfully Balearic appreggios recently unleashed by Hudson Mohawke.
29 Jun 09
24 Oct 11
Review: Melbourne-based producer Kreap bursts onto the scene with this huge slice of funk infused disco. "DJ Play This Song For Me" takes classic disco vocals and combines it with a muscular analogue bassline which has definite French house touch to it. It comes with a raft of remixes; Neighbour Hot Damn fattens the bassline significantly on more of an electro tip, adding an Aeroplane-worthy synth melody, Tad Wiley takes the track into dub territory, coating the vocals in reverb and bringing a host of cosmic sounds to the fore. Danny Massura meanwhile takes things down a more hypnotic path, looping and flanging the vocals into the cosmos, while Trotter's remix takes a similar approach, but dispensing with the vocals almost entirely. Finally, Jackie's remix offers the most radical revision, speeding up the track significantly, and adding a sweat inducing bass arpeggio which cuts the vocals into shards.
13 May 13
Review: Canada's Homebreakin' label, so often a home to P-funk and electro influenced party-starters, welcomes a new name to its roster, Laberge. "Falling Away" is a little different to their usual fare, with the title track delivering a deep, shimmering chunk of R&B-influenced nu-disco. Chris James' remix brings out the garage elements of the original (think pitched-up, messed around with vocals) and adds some shuffling beats, while Terrence Pearce's version is a wide-eyed chunk of UK garage nostalgia. As for the bonus tracks, "At Night" is a soaring slice of slo-mo electrofunk (think big synths and big vocals), while "Yesterday" is a near perfect example of how to execute slo-mo nu-disco.
11 Jun 12
Played by: Cloned In Vatican!, Trotter, Alexander Robotnick, All Good Funk Alliance, Woodhead, Borgie, La Royale, Gavinho, Moon Runner
Review: Having started life as a P-funk obsessed breaks imprint, Neighbour's Homebreakin' label has slowly been moving further towards nu-disco and deep house. This collaboration from Lazercat and Audit continues that trend. "Catnip" boasts just the right amount of starlight soulfulness (mostly provided by deep synths and twinkling electric piano) fused with robust bottom-end inspired by both acid house and modern nu-disco. "Super 8 Sunset" meanwhile, sounds like a nu-disco take on Loose Ends, with a nice sprinkling of Balearic stardust. Neighbour provides a tasty slo-mo dub of that track, while Irregular Disco Workers add a touch of acid tweakery on their remix of "Catnip".
01 Feb 10
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30 Apr 10
Review: Canada's Homebreakin Records drops another disco inspired, house stormer. This time courtesy of Neighbour aka Matt Dauncey, the "Glove Box" EP contains four tracks of soulful, funky house music that draws on the instrumentation of disco and jazz but brings them up to date for today's clubbing scene. The title track is the highlight here, a raw piece of funk infused disco with some killer double bass
10 Apr 12
08 Aug 11
Played by: Fort Knox Five, Kinky Movement, DJ Stex, Chudy, Neighbour, Trotter, J Boogie, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Elly K
Review: Neighbour's "Summertime Girls" couldn't really get any more summery unless Homebreakin Records started handing out a free Hawaiian shirt and Strawberry Daiquiri with every purchase. The Canadian producer serves up a real gem, with the shimmering funk riffage that characterises his style working brilliantly between wriggling synths and a catchy vocal hook. "Summer Holiday", up next, bangs harder with ripping electro-house synth action, a quicker tempo and rapped vocal (there's a handy dub version too). Another killer fusion of electro, disco and breakbeat from Neighbour.
16 May 11
Played by: Gazeebo, Trotter, All Good Funk Alliance, Juno Recommends Disco, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Audited Beats, Tosses & Varvez, Gsd
Review: Canadian nu funkateer Neighbour returns to regular haunt Homebreakin with perhaps his strongest offering to date in the shape of "Toute Freak". Whilst there are definite strains of nu funk present via the groove and jelly wobbling bass, Neighbour showers proceedings in a glistening electro pop sheen - check the crafty Donna Summer sampling too! In addition to Neighbour's own accomplished more subtle dub take there is some big remix action on the flip. Aussie producer DCUP focuses on the electro house possibilities on a remix that's French in tone and replete with a killer kick drum, whilst Bumper transforms the track into a modern day low slung robo boogie epic!
11 Apr 11
Played by: Tal M. Klein, Rudy's Midnight Machine, Chudy, Neighbour, Trotter, All Good Funk Alliance, Juno Recommends Disco, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Tim Livingstone, Downtown Party Network, Marcus Marr, Audited Beats, John Devecchis, Tad Wily, Tosses & Varvez, La Royale, Gsd
Review: Canadian party-rockers Neighbour and Think Tank join forces once more, and it's another no-nonsense chunk of peaktime, p-funk-influenced fun. As the title suggests, "Lando" sees rapper/producer Think Tank pay tribute to the tache-sporting Star Wars character of the same name, dropping decidedly old school rhymes over Neighbour's squidgy electro-funk backing. It's simple, fun and very effective - just as you'd expect from Neighbour, really. The remixes offer strong variations on the same theme, from four-four filter-funk (Tal M Klein's excellent version) and sprightly electro-disco (Tad Wily) to sneaky party breaks (Funkanomics) and something in-between (GSD). Something tells us the fictional space ranger would approve.
03 Apr 09
17 Jun 10
29 Oct 10
Played by: Philly Blunt, Visti, Bmd, Straightoffthefloors.com, Fort Knox Five, DJ Wood (Ghettofunk/Bombastic Jam), Cal Bass / Home Breakin Records, Neighbour, Nick Thayer, Hot Toddy, Patrick Alavi, Badboe, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Audited Beats, All Good Funk Alliance, John Devecchis, Rhythm People, Pimpsoul, Neon Steve
30 Jan 12
Played by: This Is A Recording, Dave Allison, Neighbour, Trotter, Romanto (Young Society/Daredomusic), Alexander Robotnick, Justin Winks (Casio Social Club), Lou Teti, Cyclist, Elly K
Review: Although once celebrated by those within the funk breaks scene, Neighbour have always been more disco and electrofunk-friendly than their party-starting reputation suggests. In recent times, their Homebreakin' label has largely eschewed breaks-related antics in favour of cuts shot through with original electro flavour. This collaborative EP with pal Dave Allison continues that trend, fusing floor-friendly disco drum breaks with vintage synths, fat electro breaks and some seriously cheeky old skool samples. There's plenty of fun to be had, from the sweaty, upbeat shenanigans of "Kickin' Action" to the slo-mo synth-wave-meets-Balearica goodness of "You Can Do It".
08 Jul 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
08 Jul 09
02 Apr 09
Played by: Cal Bass / Home Breakin Records
02 Apr 09
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
Played by: Jayl Funk
23 Nov 09